The Chocolate Show! has announced complete casting, including Emiliy McNamara as the lead of the scrumptious show. The new musical comedy will begin performances at the 47th Street Theatre on February 1, with opening night appropriately set for February 14.
The Awesome 80’s Prom co-writer and former cast member McNamara (NEWSical the Musical, My Big Gay Italian Wedding) will star as the World Queen of the Cocoa Bean herself, Cookie Conwell. McNamara will be joined onstage by Laura D'Andre, Scott Richard Foster, Talene Monahon and Andrew Pandaleon.
This delicious musical comedy follows the glamorous, and eccentric Cookie Conwell (McNamara) on the final night of her reign as World Queen of the Cocoa Bean as she fulfills her lifelong dream of hosting The Chocolate Show!, where she must choose her successor. Who will be the next to wear the solid chocolate crown? How will Cookie handle the transfer of power? And, oh yeah, is chocolate really bad for dogs? The answers to these serious questions and more will be answered in this interactive show.
The Chocolate Show! features a book and music by Alan Golub and Laura Goldfader with lyrics by Golub. Directed by Dan Foster, the show is choreographed by Grady McLeod Bowman and will feature musical direction, arrangements and orchestrations by Jeffrey Klitz.